’Tis the season for a jolly good sing

Belshazzar's Feast at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, on December 15.
Belshazzar's Feast at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, on December 15.

Christmas is in the air and Buxton Opera House is leading the way, raising the curtain on a host of festive fun.

Beyond the Barricade returns to Buxton on Sunday, December 6, for a special Christmas concert featuring some of the best loved songs from the world of musical theatre.

West End performers will recreate all the hits from the most popular musicals including Les Miserable, The Phantom of the Opera, Blood Brothers and many more.

For those who like folk, Belshazzar’s Feast at Christmas (15 December) in the Arts Centre is a show full of festive frivolity and humour. Bellowhead’s Paul Sartin, a singer, oboist, violinist and composer will join together with Hoover the Dog’s Paul Hutchinson, a superlative accordion player to produce an evening of jolly and atmospheric music.

Continuing the folk theme, a Friday night treat on December 18 at the Pavilion Arts Centre will comein the shape of Scottish electro-harp and vocal group, the Shine Trio with their Fire and Frost Christmas Tour, offering a set of bewitchingly arrayed harmonies and entrancing music.

For more information on events or to buy tickets please call Buxton Opera House box office on 01298 72190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk